Day 13–The Nutcracker

Every year I write about The Nutcracker.  But not just any Nutcracker.  This is the one with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland from 1977.  It is not just my favorite version of this ballet.  It is my favorite ballet production of all time. I am a huge Baryshnikov fan.  Imagine my surprise when he turned up…

Day 12–Cool Whip Pie

Because the brownie recipe was a hit, here’s another one that my family really loves. Cool Whip Pie 1 pkg (4oz) German Sweet Chocolate 1/3 cup milk, divided 4oz cream cheese, softerned 2 tbsp. sugar 2 cups thawed Cool Whip Graham Cracker/ Choc cookie Pie crust Microwave chocolate and 2 tbsp. milk in large microwave…

Day 5–Mr. Grinch

You have three choices to satisfy your Grinchy-urges.  There is the classic cartoon, the more recent live action movie with Jim Carrey, and the start of it all, the book by Dr. Seuss.  Why read the book when the movies are so good? The issue here is the language and the illustrations.  Dr. Seuss had…